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  Resident 4.09.2010 2 252
+90
MegaUpload
Closed.

FileServe
Deleting multiple files. Closed affiliate program.

FileJungle
(Owned by FileServe) Deleting multiple files. Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.

UploadStation
(Owned by FileServe) Deleting multiple files. Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.

FileSonic
Sharing disabled. Closed affiliate program. Deleting files and accounts.

VideoBB
Closed affiliate program.

Uploaded.to
Banned USA IP addresses.

FilePost
Started suspending accounts with infringing material (doing what Hotfile did)

VideoZer
Closed affiliate program.

4shared
Deleting multiple files.

Wupload
Many accounts disabled.

East European & former Soviet Union countries based file sharing services are working as usual
  Resident 22.10.2011 8 580
+128
This is terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They're all GONE!!

I knew this would happen!!! I had that sinking feeling for some time now!!!!!!!!!! Mothafuckers –
Whoever responsible for this!! Let there be rise for justice, peace and free speech!

Bottoms up ANONYMOUS! We have work to do!
  Resident 2.04.2010 67
+2
Good, no let's get back to sharing without money involved, without those affiliate programs. Back to the roots!
  guest -- 0
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i'm not sure but all these 'attacks' closing Filesonic and etc , it seems a kind of reaction after hackers attacked FBI and other sites to protest againts SOPA and Megaupload..

anyway, we all have to start to think about a solution


'torrents' maybe?

  Resident 14.11.2011 2 345
+82
Yes, torrents should work for a long time again...

Which one are from East Europe ? Maybe we should upload the maximum data we can on those ones, in order to "save" all this content we have on Audioz and on our personal computers ?


If I can help in any way, contact me !
Without obsession, life is nothing.
John Waters
  Resident 4.11.2010 1 1072
+87
Rapidshare is up and running with incredible speed for freesusers.

Just saying. ;)
  Resident 10.08.2010 347
+31
well...that's what I was talking about when I said in the other topic it was time to decide which side of the fence you planned to sit on ...but I didnt expect it to happen that fast!!

no change over here though...(mainly russian services)
Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.
  Resident 22.10.2011 8 580
+128
WE SURE HAVE TO START THINKING WHAT TO DO,

THIS IS NASTY!! FUCK YOU "BIG BROTHER", PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE AND GIVE YOU A BLACK EYE SO YOU WONT CONTROL US ANYMORE!
  guest -- 0
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rapidshare!!!
  Resident 10.05.2011 45
+10
olavi,

This the way,fuck money and capitalism...we are all pirates!!! headbang

Emule Forever! wink
  Resident 14.07.2011 94
+37
i think we need to make contact with anonymous, all people from warez scene, we are like millions, we need to focus and see what we can do, america just cant do whatever they want, the world is not yours america, so gtfo! i'm going to Russia -.-
  Resident 8.08.2011 410
+45
1st - They're not targeting the people using this site specifically. They're mainly going after people that are uploading movies, tv shows, and music albums.

2nd - Many people get it. The MAIN REASON they're going after these sites is specifically because they were making money off of it. Take money out of the equation, and you'll see less oversight. The people that make money uploading things will either have to actually join the community, or will have to make their money elsewhere.
  Resident 10.10.2011 1 413
+54
If there is anything I can do then contact...

damn it's a sad day....
DnB
  Resident 13.06.2011 82
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rapidshare is great.

if you need $, there are plenty of alternatives that will pay, no?



  Resident 2.04.2010 67
+2
If you need money you should get an honest job ...
  Resident 17.05.2010 364
+155
there was filesharing before filesonic existed.
there was filesharing before megaupload existed.
there was filesharing before fileserve existed.
there was filesharing before uploaded.to existed.
there was filesharing before any of the uploaders at audioz shared a single file.

I could go on, but you should get the idea.
These uploader revenue-producing models might fall by the wayside for a period of time, as they are truly a big part of the current problem. The corporations get good and pissed off when someone other than them earns money off of something, especially when its something that they own in the first place. But people will figure out some new approach, and that approach will work for a period of time, until that gets cut off, too.

I look back at over 10 years of filesharing, and it's pretty much always been the same routine. For six months to a year a certain system works, then it abruptly ends, only to be replaced by some new method of going about this. Sometimes its a popular site that closes down, at other times its been the software used to share files, now its filehosting services. It always continues, it just involves change and adapting to those changes.

Audioz should be able to survive it, though a willingness to grasp and adapt to change is key to that survival. Saint seems like a very bright, thoughtful guy, who has shown a real ability to keep a site alive and thriving. I have faith he will figure out a method to keep things up and running.

People should just keep calm and at least try to accept the possibility that there may be some down time in terms of how actively things are shared. That doesn't mean the site should disappear. It just means there might not be as much activity as there has generally been for a period of time. But after that period, things will continue as they have, maybe with some modifications in the approach. I'm confident in that, because that's how it's been for a long time now, and no amount of adversity has been able to change that.

Remember, they can kill a company, a website, a filehosting service. BUT THEY CAN'T KILL YOUR SPIRIT OR AN IDEA. Those things just go on.
"It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken"
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lysergyk,

i'd like to remind you all that DEMONOID ( maybe the big torrent site) is based in UKRANIA ! its been now 2 years...

olavi,

just like the bankers, the traders, the whole majority of business-men do ??
  Resident 10.08.2010 347
+31
satan213,
1st - They're not targeting the people using this site specifically. They're mainly going after people that are uploading movies, tv shows, and music albums.

2nd - Many people get it. The MAIN REASON they're going after these sites is specifically because they were making money off of it. Take money out of the equation, and you'll see less oversight. The people that make money uploading things will either have to actually join the community, or will have to make their money elsewhere.


if that was true they wouldnt need to have this kind of legislation...just forbid online storage websites to pay back their uploader ...and that'd be the end...but it's not what they want.
Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.
  Resident 2.04.2010 67
+2
fax2222, yes just like that ...
  Resident 8.08.2011 410
+45
lysergyk
if that was true they wouldnt need to have this kind of legislation...just forbid online storage websites to pay back their uploader ...and that'd be the end...but it's not what they want.


That's not exactly what I meant. The owners of the websites (MegaUpload, Filesonic, etc.) were making money off of piracy, not just the uploaders. The owners were making millions of dollars off of it. Perhaps that was part of their business model, paying money to attract people to store files, knowing that "legitimate" people wouldn't be using their site to make money.

The legislation (SOPA/PIPA) had nothing to do with these sites going down. They were breaking laws that are older than just about everyone here.

wickedmonkey
This is terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They're all GONE!!

I knew this would happen!!! I had that sinking feeling for some time now!!!!!!!!!! Mothafuckers –
Whoever responsible for this!! Let there be rise for justice, peace and free speech!

Bottoms up ANONYMOUS! We have work to do!


Stealing is not free speech. Get over yourself. At least have the courage to admit what we're doing is wrong, and be annoyed that an avenue that made it easy (which will be replaced) is gone. Yes, these websites had legitimate uses, but for the most part, their main userbase was engaged in illegal activity. Just like guns. They're designed and made to kill, but you can use them for target practice. Just don't try to pretend that people are using them wrong.
  Resident 10.08.2010 347
+31
fax2222,
i'd like to remind you all that DEMONOID ( maybe the big torrent site) is based in UKRANIA ! its been now 2 years.


and ??...Ukraine isn't Russia ....
Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.
  Resident 27.12.2010 343
+213
I cannot find the difference between the previously service offered and the present service that can only be used to upload and retrieve files uploaded personally...

The main point is user can upload file not larger than 5GB and it generates links then the others can download from it, right?
  Resident 8.08.2011 410
+45
tkrojam
I cannot find the difference between the previously service offered and the present service that can only be used to upload and retrieve files uploaded personally...

The main point is user can upload file not larger than 5GB and it generates links then the others can download from it, right?


No. With Filesonic, you can only access your own files, you don't have access to files that were uploaded by anyone else.
  Banned 14.05.2011 841 3883
+23198
You know or even remember what happened during the prohibition Era in the USA? Well, black market and smuggling raised. So it will happen soon with file sharing! Don't worry, people are very creative and much smarter than any authority.

For private sharing there are hosts like Dropbox etc.

  Resident 6.06.2011 4 244
+166
Listen to this :)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=-tD1yaE0GfQ#!
  Resident 14.07.2011 94
+37
wikileaks could help anonymous
  Resident 22.10.2011 8 580
+128
HEY satan213

SPARE ME THE PSYCHOLOGY RIGHT NOW,OK!! I'M REALLY NOT IN THE MOOD!!!

You enjoyed this site very well as well.

Thank you.
  Resident 10.08.2010 347
+31
satan213,
That's not exactly what I meant. The owners of the websites (MegaUpload, Filesonic, etc.) were making money off of piracy, not just the uploaders. The owners were making millions of dollars off of it. Perhaps that was part of their business model, paying money to attract people to store files, knowing that "legitimate" people wouldn't be using their site to make money. And also it doesnt really make any sense..there arent that many good movies / tunes / software out there to justify subscribing only to download illegal material.

The legislation (SOPA/PIPA) had nothing to do with these sites going down. They were breaking laws that are older than just about everyone here.


yep but first that remains to be proven...besides they allegedly profited from it..and this holds some water only if you consider that whoever downloads something illegal is a potential customer...which is far from being the case!....unless they openly paid guys to upload illegal stuff which in return became some sort of an incentive for some users (that would mean at least 50% of their "customers" here!) to subscribe and get an account so as to download faster...but I guess out of the 50 millions hits they boasted to have every day... most were free downloads..that is traffic generating no or very little money...

as for SOPA/PIPA I know very wellit has nothing to do with it...it's not even been passed! ^^
Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.
  Resident 12.08.2011 109
+30
dear satan213... stealing is not same thing as making a copy... 2nd if i buy smth then im the owner and i can share it.. enough said
  Resident 8.08.2011 410
+45
wickedmonkey

SPARE ME THE PSYCHOLOGY RIGHT NOW,OK!! I'M REALLY NOT IN THE MOOD!!!


What are you, 12 years old? Try thinking a little bit.

Kookaboo
You know or even remember what happened during the prohibition Era in the USA? Well, black market and smuggling raised. So it will happen soon with file sharing! Don't worry, people are very creative and much smarter than any authority.


The difference is that in the prohibition era, something that was once *completely* legal was made illegal. Piracy was always illegal, and always underground. The problems come when it becomes too "above" ground. People are too concerned with making money or making/keeping a reputation, and they're the ones that get busted. I've enjoyed the "scene" for 20 years now because of anonymity.

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